|The SECAM format is the standard-definition television format for a small number of countries, including France (where the system was developed), greater Russia, and some countries in Africa. The SECAM video format definition is 25 interlaced frames per second, 625 resolution lines per video frame.
Home video products for use in France and Russia should be in the SECAM format to properly display both picture and sound. However, home video products manufactured in the NTSC and PAL television formats may image properly on SECAM television systems, as those disc players often have built-in cross-format compatibility.
As with other standard television formats, SECAM is being phased out for the generally universal DVB high-definition format.